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Man dies after workplace incident in Lurgan

Published 11/08/2016

Police attended the scene and the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland has begun an investigation
Police attended the scene and the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland has begun an investigation

A man in his 30s has died in a workplace incident in Co Armagh.

The man died at a business in Lurgan on Thursday morning.

Police attended the scene in Queen's Place and the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland has begun an investigation.

An HSENI spokeswoman said: "Our sympathies and thoughts are with the bereaved family at this very difficult time."

Carla Lockhart, DUP Assembly member for Upper Bann, said: "My sincere sympathies are with the family of the young man.

"I knew him and his family well and was speaking to him only a few days ago. I pray that God will sustain them through the difficult weeks and months ahead.

"Following the incident this morning I have attended the scene and spoken to the owners of the company who are a very well-respected family business in Lurgan.

"There is absolute devastation at this tragedy. I will be continuing to help all concerned through this difficult time."

The business where the man worked - Little Electrical Engineers - said he had died in a "tragic accident".

"This morning a very tragic accident occurred resulting in the death of a very valued and long-standing member of our team," said a company statement.

"Little Electrical Engineers is a small, closely-knit family business which had been established for many years at Queen's Place, Lurgan.

"This morning's accident has left us all in a state of shock.

"This is the first time an accident of this nature has occurred and it is all the more painful because it is the death of a much-loved and respected member of our staff.

"We wish to express our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of the deceased and assure them that our thoughts and prayers are with them at this very difficult time.

"We are co-operating fully with all of the statutory agencies in investigating the tragic circumstances of this accident."

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